Theodore Hiebert

 Theodore Hiebert
Address5460 S. University Avenue
Chicago, IL 60615

Francis A. McGaw Professor of Old Testament, McCormick Theological Seminary

Ph.D., Harvard University,
M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary,
B.A., Fresno Pacific University,

In 2003, Ted Hiebert was named Francis A. McGaw Professor of Old Testament at McCormick Theological Seminary, where he has taught since 1995. Before joining McCormick’s faculty, he taught at Harvard Divinity School, Louisiana State University, Gustavus Adolphus College, Boston College, Department of Theology, St. John’s Seminary, Tabor College, and Numan Teachers College in Numan, Nigeria. Among the courses he regularly teaches at McCormick are Genesis, Isaiah, Job and Its Modern Interpreters, and Biblical Perspectives on Nature.

Hiebert has a Ph.D. in Classical Hebrew and Hebrew Scriptures from Harvard University, an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in English Literature from Fresno Pacific University. He has been an American Schools of Oriental Research/National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.

Hiebert’s research has been primarily in the Pentateuch and the Prophets. He is author of The Yahwist’s Landscape: Nature and Religion in Early Israel (New York: Oxford, 1996) and God of My Victory: The Ancient Hymn in Habakkuk 3 (Atlanta: Scholars, 1986), and is co-editor, with Prescott Williams, of Realia Dei: Essays in Archaeology and Biblical Interpretation in Honor of Edward F. Campbell, Jr. (Atlanta: Scholars, 1999). He has written entries for The New Interpreter’s Bible, The Anchor Bible Dictionary, The Oxford Companion to the Bible, and The Books of the Bible. His current projects include a commentary on Genesis for the Abingdon Old Testament Commentary series and a commentary on Joel for Hermeneia.

Hiebert is a member of the Mennonite Church and has served as pastor of the
Boston Mennonite Congregation. He is a frequent lecturer and teacher in adult education programs in churches in the Chicago area. He has been a director of the Chicago Theological Initiative in Eco-Justice Ministry and is currently serving on a faculty team directing a workshop on teaching in theological education at the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning.

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